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Posted by Andy Hall on October 18, 2007, 4:58 am
 


It's one of these things that sounds easy to do in theory but the devil
is in the detail.

In smaller types of house of this ilk - you can think of large numbers
of these if you cast your eye down the hill from where you are - there
are several issues:

- Small to begin with so not wanting to make smaller

- First house or affordable house so hoping to make some money on it to
step up the ladder

- Impression or being told that this might detract from appearance and value.

Result is that downside or perceived risk plus cost to implement >> saving.

 


Posted by The Natural Philosopher on October 18, 2007, 12:59 am
 
Andy Hall wrote:

Building regs however will force all refurbs to take such buildings up
to scratch.

And those issues are no worse than e.g. fitting DG windows, or rewiring.
Not hard, juts need redecorating afterwards.

I probably wouldn't buy a property without a SAP report these days
frankly. And would knock off a lot for a poor rating.





Posted by Tony Bryer on October 18, 2007, 11:27 am
 On Thu, 18 Oct 2007 01:59:12 +0100 The Natural Philosopher wrote :

Anything that involves increasing wall thicknesses may have knock-on
effects. If we did as some countries and gave the floor area as part
of the sale particulars for a house the effect would be obvious.
 

The vast majority of people wouldn't. But tax changes will probably
change this before too long.

--
Tony Bryer SDA UK  'Software to build on'  http://www.sda.co.uk


Posted by The Natural Philosopher on October 18, 2007, 10:56 am
 Tony Bryer wrote:

Just high energy prices.

Saving 300 a year means a property at sort of 7% mortgage rates, is
worth 300/0.07= 4300 more, more or less.

Double energy prices an its worth nearly 10k more.

If domestic heating oil and gas was taxed like road fuel, the shops
would be sold out of insulation in minutes.

My home heating bill would be something like 4500 a year...that would
mean that ANYTHING I did to save a therm or to would be worth paying
serious money for. Solar panels, heat pumps, paying the wife to shut the
windows every time the heating is on..

Posted by Owain on October 18, 2007, 11:44 am
 The Natural Philosopher wrote:

Can't you put microswitches on the windows so the heating doesn't work
unless the windows are closed?

Owain


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